The other day as I was surfing through the Internet, I came across an article about special celebrated days that caught my attention. Measure Your Feet Day.
Yes, there is such a day that is celebrated on January 23. Now I’ve never heard of this particular event. But of course I’m sure I’ve missed many ‘different’ days to celebrate. So when I heard of this particular oddity, I had to read up on it.
First of all, the article is entitled REMARKABLE FEET and begins with a question. “Without taking off your shoes, try to remember: Is your big toe longer or shorter than your second toe?”
How many of you out there reading this article know the answer? I had to sit and think about this. I remembered the structure of my feet but for the life of me, the answer was slow in coming. So I had to look. Yep, the second toe is longer than the big toe. Did I win a prize? Probably not.
According to the article, “foot experts who study sports performance, can give a telling clue to athletic ability.” Well, they don’t know me well. So I had to read on. They had my attention. Hmm, my feet will give them clues.
It seems that most people's second toes are longer, like mine, which is extremely normal. That’s good to know. However, the experts state that “if your big--or first--toe extends further, you possess a natural advantage in skiing, sprinting, and certain other sports.”
The following two articles are interesting so read about the big toe advantage at Remarkable Feet and Holiday .
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